Stylish cycling jersey offers a fitting tribute to trailblazing Leeds sports hero Beryl

She blazed a trail for women’s cycling, not just in her home city of Leeds but all around the world.

Ancient farmland and thickets frame the magnificent Ripon Cathedral which dominates the North Yorkshire Market town.

Bike Route: Make a day of it on a gentle trek

From Ripon to Boroughbridge and return via a circuit with a mix of flat and gently undulating roads through quiet villages.

Ed Clancy claimed a rare road win in Australia. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Yorkshire track superstar Ed Clancy savours rare road success

Ed Clancy, the triple Olympic champion on the track, won a race on the road for the first time in seven years in Australia yesterday.

Yorkshire's most photographed cycling spots revealed

Yorkshire's most photographed cycling spots revealed

Hotel chain Premier Inn has found that Yorkshire is the most Instagrammed destination for cyclists in the UK.

Chris Froome.

Froome denies report claiming he will try to negotiate ban deal

Britain’s Chris Froome has denied a report that he is looking to negotiate a short ban rather than fight to prove his innocence after returning an adverse analytical finding for the asthma drug salbutamol during last year’s La Vuelta a Espana.

Katy Marchant celebrates winning the Women's Sprint Final, during day one of the HSBC UK National Track Championships at The National Cycling Centre, Manchester.

Title for Leeds cyclist Katie Marchant in Manchester

Katie Archibald successfully defended her women’s individual pursuit title on day one of the British National Track Championships in Manchester.

Katy Marchant.

Cycling: Katy Marchant’s gearing up for key year

LEEDS RIDER Katy Marchant is gearing up for a crucial year, beginning at this weekend’s HSBC UK National Track Championships in Manchester.

Bike route: Hall of plenty on charming ride

Bike route: Hall of plenty on charming ride

You now have a choice of fairly easy rides for the pleasure cyclist opposed to rides that challenge the inner athlete. This ride is leisurely that has stop-off points and some history along the way. I rode with a friend and apart from the odd stretch on A roads we rode side by side, enjoying conversation.

Andy Hindley CEO of Yorkshire 2019, at Welcome Yorkshire. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Weekend Interview: World Championships are in safe hands with Hindley at the helm

AS A younger, more intrepid version of the measured individual he would become, Andy Hindley once required Maritime Rescue to scramble a Nimrod aircraft to save him from the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

Andy Hindley CEO of Yorkshire 2019, at Welcome Yorkshire, Leeds. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

World’s best cyclists to generate £100m windfall for Yorkshire

Next year’s UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire will be worth in excess of £100m to the region.

SADDLED FOR SUCCESS: Leeds teenager Tom Pidcock enjoyed a successful 2017, winning junior world titles in cyclo-cross and road racing last year.  Pictures: SWPix/Bruce Rollinson/Jonathan Gawthorpe

Teenager Tom Pidcock proving to be best of British

Of all the memories he forged in a dominant 2017, the one that stands out most for teenage Yorkshire rider Tom Pidcock is a triumph that best represents the depth of talent coming through the British cycling ranks, rather than his own personal glory.

TAINTED: Chris Froome rides on the Champs-Elysees in the Tour de France leader's yellow jersey in 2017. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

State of the Nation – Cycling: Froome case has left black cloud hovering over the sport

It should be a time for celebrating cycling in this country, for lauding the feats of one remarkable athlete and the many riders below him who are inspired by his groundbreaking accomplishments.

Set to shine: Leeds diver 
Lois Toulson. Picture: James Hardisty

Flying the flag for Yorkshire in 2018

THE lack of a major multi-sports extravaganza denied Yorkshire’s army of talented athletes from another impressive medal haul in the year after the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Howden Minster.  Picture: Terry Carrott

Bike route: All roads lead to next year’s Tour

For my final column of 2017, I wanted to go out with a bang and tackle one of Yorkshire’s true landmark climbs but the ice and snow forced me into a rethink.


Bike route: Wonderful place to park and ride

I was visiting Roundhay Park this week so decided to take my bike along and take a trip into Nidderdale afterwards and then on to the Dales.

Annie Simpson in action.

Tour de Yorkshire: Steady progress of women’s race welcomed by Annie Simpson

THE TOUR de Yorkshire continues to blaze a trail for women’s cycling and doubling the length of the race has been hailed as another important step forward.

Scott Thwaites

Tour de Yorkshire: Scott Thwaites targeting glory in home showpiece

LOCAL HERO Scott Thwaites has pledged to “go down fighting” when the Tour de Yorkshire visits his home roads next May.

I'LL BE BACK: Mark Cavendish, right, with Christian Prudhomme, general director of the Tour de France, at a press conference at The Piece Hall in Halifax, to unveil the full route of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire.  Picture Tony Johnson.

Tour de Yorkshire: Mark Cavendish plots his return to Yorkshire’s mean streets

ALL EYES are likely to be focused in one direction when the fourth Tour de Yorkshire begins next May.


Beverley chosen as starting point for biggest-ever Tour de Yorkshire ahead of grand finale in Leeds

NEXT YEAR’S Tour de Yorkshire will begin in Beverley and cover 711 km before finishing in Leeds three days later.

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Leeds will host finish to Tour de Yorkshire in 2018

LEEDS will host the finish to next year’s extended Tour de Yorkshire, marking the first time the city centre has hosted world class cycling since the Grand Depart of the 2014 Tour de France sparked the region’s love affair with the sport.

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